Saturday, September 20, 2008

We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson.

Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.


  1. Kadir Nelson is an incredible portrait artist. This are beautiful paintings of baseball players! Gorgeous!

  2. Hard not to give this book the Caldecott, but I hope people take the time to read the beautiful story.
    I am going to make sure my students know this book.

  3. Amazing paintings and text to go with it. This may be the one to take Kadir Nelson all the way to a Caldecott.